Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal court blocks Obama administration’s stem cell policy

Catholic World News - August 24, 2010

Citing the 1995 Dickey Amendment, in which Congress banned the federal funding of “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed,” the US District Court for the District of Columbia temporarily halted the Obama administration’s expanded funding of human embryonic stem cell research. “Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research necessarily depends upon the destruction of a human embryo,” wrote Judge Royce Lamberth.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,162 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,838.29
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Aug. 24, 2010 7:17 PM ET USA

    God Bless Drs. Theresa Deisher and James Sherley for their courage. I know Dr. Deisher is doing great work in trying to find therapies using ethical means, as well as developing ethical vaccines (those that do not come from ESC's or existing cell lines developed from aborted babies). You can learn more about her work at: www.avmbiotech.com/home.html Please pray for Dr. Deisher and her important research!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All 1 hours ago
Introducing the Church Fathers 16 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21